FX has ordered three more seasons of American Horror Story. The hit horror anthology series has aired nine seasons and over 100 episodes, with season 10 expected to premiere at some time this year. No theme or cast has been announced for season 10, or the upcoming seasons, though that was to be expected. With that being said, many fans were under the assumption that season 10 was going to be the end of the road after show creator Ryan Murphy seemingly teased it.
Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk are still on board for the future of American Horror Story, which could even end up going further than the additional three seasons that were announced today. FX is definitely happy to have Murphy and Falchuk on board since the horror anthology series is their highest rated original show. FX chairman John Landgraf had this to say in a statement.
"Ryan and Brad are the undisputed masters of horror TV, having created the anthological limited series with American Horror Story and sustaining its success for nearly a decade as FX's highest-rated series. We are grateful to them and Dana Walden and our studio partners for committing to another three years. AHS has showcased a wealth of award-winning actors since day one and we appreciate the contributions of everyone, including Ryan, Brad and fellow executive producers Tim Minear, James Wong, Alexis Martin Woodall, and Bradley Buecker, the writers, directors, cast, and crew for each new, unforgettable installment of American Horror Story."
The future of American Horror Story seemed uncertain after Ryan Murphy signed his multi-million dollar deal with streaming giant Netflix. However, he still has passion for his creation and will guide it through at least four more seasons, including the upcoming AHS Season 10. With the success of season 9, it will be interesting to see where Murphy and Brad Falchuk decide to take the next season and beyond.
FX states that American Horror Story's total audience is over 1 billion total viewers across its different platforms. The show, which has featured stars Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, Evan Peters, Billie Lourd, Jessica Lange, Emma Roberts, Taissa Farmiga, Lady Gaga, Angela Bassett, Dylan McDermott, Connie Britton, and many more during its run, has received 95 Emmy nominations and won 16 times, along with two Golden Globe awards.
With so many memorable and fan-favorite American Horror Story characters over the years, Ryan Murphy has been "working on an idea" that would reunite some of these characters. "I've been quietly reaching out to various people," Murphy said late last year. "Some people I haven't reached out to yet because I was like, 'Do I have a role for them?' So far, everybody I reached out to said 'Yes,' so that's been great." FX was the first to announce the ordering of three more seasons of American Horror Story.